Each season comes with its own set of unique challenges for drivers, so it’s good to be prepared! Here are some of the top spring driving hazards to look out for.
Be Cautious Around Water
If April showers bring May flowers, then it is no surprise that spring brings the rain. If the road is wet, drive slow. This is true especially in the first 15 minutes after it starts raining and the first 15 minutes after it stops. Be alert and avoid driving over puddles of standing water. You don’t know how deep the water is, and you can really hurt your ride or yourself if you make the wrong choice.
Keep Your Car up to Date
It is never a bad idea to make sure your car is in great working condition. Check your wiper blades to make sure they will work properly when you need them in the rain. Your car also changes with the weather. For example, your tires typically lose pressure in the winter. As things start to warm up in spring, it would not be a bad idea to reinflate and make sure your tires are in working order for the new season.
Just like any other time on the road, be alert to others. As the weather warms up, there will be more cyclists, runners, and other pedestrians. These travelers have rights on the road and must be treated with caution. In addition to humans, you will share the road with more animals in the spring as they come out of hibernation. Slow down and prepare to stop if you see an animal crossing the road. Check out this article to learn how to watch for crossing creatures as we learn how to share more of the road!